George Hutchings is returning home. The University of Calgary Football Dinos confirmed that the 6’3”, 300 lbs offensive guard has signed a USports Letter of Intent and will enroll at the U of C in the fall of 2017.
Hutchings is currently attending St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario playing for the Saints who compete in the Conference of Independence Schools Athletic Association and has been attending the college preparatory school for the past two years. Prior to attending St. Andrews, Hutchings played for St. Mary’s High School in Calgary for two seasons.
“He (George) is an elite level lineman in the country. He has played for both Team Canada and Alberta and is a force at one of the top High School program in the nation,” states University of Calgary offensive coordinator Ryan Sheahan of Hutchings who started in the International Bowl in Arlington, TX for Canada’s U18 team that defeated the United States. In addition George was an all-star for Alberta at Canada Cup in 2015.
“St. Andrews College does things right and produces great players, George is a great worker and an outstanding student,” Sheahan stated.
Hutchings is currently ranked 33rd according the pre-season CFC rankings and is projected to either play guard or center along the offensive line for the Dinos.
While in Calgary Hutchings was a Calgary Bantam all-star for the Wildcats and was a member of the Calgary Bantam Selects all-star team.
Hutchings will enroll in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and stated that was “one of the big factors in making his decision along with playing with many of his friends.”
“A lot of my best friends already play at Calgary. Coming there is like being part of a family,” stated Hutchings who was pursued by numerous USports schools including Western, Guelph, UBC, Regina and McGill. George is good friends with current Dinos receiver Kelton Bailey and defensive lineman Isaac Mabiala as well as recent recruited defensive lineman Justin Sambu, whom he played with on Team Canada.
George is the son of Brian and Anna Hutchings.